The Mature Student Who Still Practices Every Day!
The Mature Student Who Still Practices Every Day!

Special Sunday: The Mature Student Who Still Practices Every Day! As the student grows, the fun games of childhood are replaced with more mature “games.” It is no longer necessary for parents to create enjoyable and beneficial daily practice. In fact, parents can sit back in awe, admiring their child’s beauty, competence, responsible nature, and

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Developmental Benefits of Daily Practice
Developmental Benefits of Daily Practice

Silly Saturday: Developmental Benefits of Daily Practice How can we have a silly Saturday and at the same time notice the developmental benefits of practicing every day? Well, this is the last entry on my list of the benefits of practicing every day. I have saved the most important one for last. All that I

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Emotional Benefits of Daily Practice
Emotional Benefits of Daily Practice

Fascinating Fridays: Emotional Benefits of Daily Practice The emotional benefits for daily practice are also too many to mention in their totality, but here are a few: 1. Listening – Music is about listening intently. As we grow older, listening matures like everything else. We hear nuances in our own musical playing as well as

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Psychological Benefits of Daily Practice
Psychological Benefits of Daily Practice

Thrilling Thursday: Psychological Benefits of Daily Practice To me there are an infinite number of benefits psychologically that happen over time from the experience of daily practice: Our relationship with time is forever improved and changed. We find out that no matter what the new day brings, there is always enough time to practice. Some

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Why Should I Practice Violin Every Single Day?
Why Should I Practice Violin Every Single Day?

Wise Wednesday: The questions which are at the heart of tricky daily practice are: Why should I practice every single day? How important is it to practice every day? What are the benefits of practicing every day? Are the benefits such that this amazing goal is important? Why do I ask my students to take

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Tricky Tuesday: Practice Everyday
Tricky Tuesday: Practice Everyday

When I was on the faculty at the Colorado Suzuki Institute under the direction of Gail Seay (another hero of mine!), she did something that totally blew my mind. At an afternoon concert she asked those people who had practiced every day for the past year to come on stage. The stage was full of

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